EPoX EP-9U1697 GLI
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EPoX EP-9U1697 GLI

Overall rating 8/10

EPoX has released a motherboard that just may satisfy an enthusiast's thirst for performance with great overclocking capabilities and if you're resourceful, you could unlock a gaming beast with an SLI multi-GPU setup, but is the EP-9U1697 GLI worth your time of day? Find out here.

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Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Processor Support:
    • Supports AMD socket 939 Athlon 64 / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX CPU
    • Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
  • Chipset Type:
    • ULi M1697
      • Bi-directional 1GHz (2000MT/s) HyperTransport interface to processor
      • 20 lanes PCI Express configuration
      • Supports up to 5 PCI v2.3 slots
      • Supports up to eight USB 2.0 ports
      • Dual controller SATA 3.0Gbps architecture
      • Dual-channel Ultra ATA-133 IDE controller
      • 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet MAC
  • Dual channel memory architecture integrated into processor
  • Four 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
  • Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM modules
  • Supports up to 4GB using PC1600 (DDR200), PC2100 (DDR266), PC2700 (DDR333) and PC3200 (DDR400) unbuffered DDR SDRAM DIMM
  • ULi M1697
    • 4 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
    • 4 x Serial ATA 3.0Gbps interface
    • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 , JBOD
    • Supports SATA AHCI with NCQ
  • Realtek ALC655 6-channel AC'97 CODEC
  • Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Networking ULi Fast Ethernet LAN co-supported by Realtek RTL8201CL PHY chip (Transceiver)
Rear I/O
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
  • 6-Channel Audio I/O ports
  • 1 x 9-pin serial port
  • 1 x parallel port (SPP/EPP/ECP)
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x Floppy connector
  • 2 x Ultra ATA IDE connectors
  • 4 x SATA connectors
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe x16 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a/v1.1 compliant
  • 1 x PCIe x1 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a/v1.1 compliant
  • 3 x 32-bit PCI slots, PCI 2.3 compliant
Other Features
  • Ghost BIOS
  • EZ-Buttons
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6"(30.5cm x 24.4cm)